SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
An asterisk (*) indicates affiliation with the Illinois Environmental Council.
CITY OF CARBONDALE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
The commission's aim is to move forward a more sustainable and resilient Carbondale for everyone that resides, works, and spends time in Carbondale.
Contact: Saxon Metzger
ILLINOIS COUNTIES SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Deals with all areas of local government solid waste involvement, including: refuse collection and disposal, recycling and waste prevention, solid waste enforcement, and solid waste education and information.
Mailing Address: c/o Rebecca Tracy, Treasurer 3764 State Route 13/127
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: (618) 684-3143 ext. 136 (Kassidy Phoenix, Regional Representation, Southern Region)
ILLINOIS RECYCLING FOUNDATION / ILLINOIS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION
These groups share a mission to promote “waste reduction, reuse, and recycling” in Illinois.
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 411 Geneva IL 60134
Phone: (708) 358-0050
ILLINOIS SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY CENTER (ISTC), PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at University of Illinois, "helps organizations achieve zero waste at every step by being a resource for innovative disposal and reuse of materials. ISTC provides information and technical assistance that helps organizations improve their environmental footprint. We conduct waste audits and assist with materials management planning, supply chain optimization, and stakeholder engagement.” Through the Center’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP), it maintains Zero Waste Illinois, which provides waste audits and helps organizations achieve zero waste.
Mailing Address: 1 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820-7465
Phone: (217) 333-8940
For information on Zero Waste Illinois: https://tap.istc.illinois.edu/programs/zero-waste/
For information about initiatives in southern Illinois, please contact Bill Auksel (Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist, Technical).
Phone: (217) 333-1783
LOCAL RECYCLING OPTIONS
Curbside recycling program (Carbondale)
Phone: 618-457-3275, 618-549-5302
Cimco Recycling Carbondale, Inc.
Address: 2622 New Era Road Carbondale, IL 62901
Southern Illinois Recycling
Phone: (618) 549-2880
Drop off locations
610 E. College Street, Carbondale, IL, 62901
700 S. Oakland Avenue (University Baptist Church), Carbondale, IL, 62901
851 E. Grand Avenue (G&R Rentals), Carbondale, IL, 62901
415 Health Department Rd (JCHD), Murphysboro, IL 62966
Additional waste stream recycling
Terracycle - an innovative recycling company that offers recycling for hard-to-recycle materials.
MIDWEST SUSTAINABILITY GROUP
This group is a good resource for ecological concerns and zero waste advocacy.
Mailing Address: 1008 Harris Road Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 986-6900
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING EDUCATION (SCARCE)*
SCARCE is dedicated to creating sustainable communities through, “innovative and hands- on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for people and our natural resources through our Reuse Center, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs.”
Mailing Address: 800 South Rohlwing Road Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 545-9710
Click image to download a document of these resources